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QB DEN

College: Missouri | Rookie
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 228 lbs
Birth Date: 11/10/1996
2020 Bye Week: 8

Total Pts: 85.94
Avg Pts: 5.37
Rank: 37 QB

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2020 RTSports Outlook

Lock hurt his finger early his rookie year and was on the sidelines until late in the season. He found his way into the starting lineup Week 13, though, and was 4-1 as the starter for the Broncos. He had two multiple touchdown games and seven touchdowns to three interceptions. He completed an impressive 64 percent of his passes and also ran for 72 yards. Lock will start from day one in year two. He gets new offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur calling plays this year, which should be a positive for him. Plus, the Broncos added all sorts of weapons in the passing game to help Lock. And Lock should play in a more pass-friendly offense this year. Lock has a huge arm and can make all the throws. He also is a little cocky, having a lot of confidence at the position. Lock will make some plays with his legs, using his athletic ability. He will miss some easy throws and can struggle with mechanics at times because of his great arm, trusting his arm strength more so than having proper technique.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Lock has a chance to take a big step forward this year, especially if you consider some of the top options he has to work with in the passing game. Plus, a new offensive coordinator should be a big positive for him. He isn't a fantasy starter but a good guy to platoon. He can get around 3,700-passing yards, 30 total scores and 250-rushing yards.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

An injury led to a late start in Drew Lock's rookie season, but he certainly looked the part down the stretch as the starter, which has given the Broncos the confidence and hope that he's their QB of the future. Their actions in this year's draft spoke volumes to that. He'll have a capable receiving corps in Courtland Sutton and rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler, a nice running back duo of Melvin Gordon III and Phillip Lindsay and emerging tight end Noah Fant. Lock has the arm strength to make all the necessary throws, but he'll need to make improvements in his decision-making in his first full season as the starter. That will be more difficult in an abbreviated offseason while learning a new system under Pat Shurmur. But everything is in place for the 23-year-old to succeed. Lock will be a low-end QB2 with upside for more, but fantasy owners will want to see it sustained over a full season before they completely buy in.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Week 1317.94Drew Lock 134 passing yds (5.36 pts)
Drew Lock 15 rushing yds (1.50 pts)
Drew Lock 26 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Drew Lock 5 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Drew Lock 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Drew Lock 18 completions (0.18 pts)
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Playoff Week 130.93Drew Lock 309 passing yds (12.36 pts)
Drew Lock 15 rushing yds (1.50 pts)
Drew Lock 14 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Drew Lock 8 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Drew Lock 3 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Drew Lock 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Drew Lock 22 completions (0.22 pts)
Drew Lock 5 incompletions (-0.05 pts)
Drew Lock 1 time sacked (-0.10 pts)
Playoff Week 27.38Drew Lock 208 passing yds (8.32 pts)
Drew Lock 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Drew Lock 1 interception thrown (-1.00 pts)
Drew Lock 18 completions (0.18 pts)
Drew Lock 22 incompletions (-0.22 pts)
Drew Lock 2 times sacked (-0.20 pts)
Playoff Week 314.85Drew Lock 192 passing yds (7.68 pts)
Drew Lock 10 rushing yds (1.00 pts)
Drew Lock 3 yd TD pass (6.00 pts)
Drew Lock 25 completions (0.25 pts)
Drew Lock 8 incompletions (-0.08 pts)
Player Notes
May 18 3:40pm ET

Offseason workout restrictions because of COVID-19 are making things difficult for all NFL teams this year, but it might be even more difficult for a young Denver Broncos team with a second-year quarterback in Drew Lock, who doesn't even have a full year of experience under his belt and is learning a new system under offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Denver has newcomers in running back Melvin Gordon III and Graham Glasgow, as well as rookies Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler and Lloyd Cushenberry on offense, all of which are expected to start in 2020. Lock has all the weapons around him to take a big step in Year 2, but the limited offseason work with the squad could stunt his development and/or cause the Broncos to get off to a slow start out of the gates. He'll merely be a low-end to midrange QB2 that will need to prove it over a full season before fantasy owners completely buy in.

From RotoBaller

May 13 3:21pm ET

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has been looking for an adequate replacement under center since Peyton Manning retired after bringing a third Super Bowl title to the city of Denver. Elway liked what he saw from Drew Lock in his rookie season in 2019. "I think with the way Drew played at the end of last year, we saw the signs of a guy that has a chance to be very successful in this league," Elway said. The Broncos started six different QBs in the first 59 games after Manning's retirement. Lock spent much of his first season on Injured Reserve after a preseason thumb injury, but he won four of the final five games when he entered the lineup to close the season. He completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,020 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. He also led two game-winning drives. The Broncos think that they've hit on their guy in Lock, which is why they have added plenty of offensive weapons around him heading into 2020. There is upside in Lock's arm, but he'll continue to be more of a midrange QB2 for fantasy owners until he can prove successful over a full season in the NFL.

From RotoBaller

Apr 24 11:30pm ET

The Denver Broncos used the No. 83 pick in the 2020 NFL draft to select LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry. Cushenberry earned first-team All-SEC honors after his 2019 season while appearing in all 15 of LSU's games during their national title-winning campaign. The junior is regarded as a starter-quality center, although he does possess limited lateral quickness, which can be an issue against athletic pass rushers. The addition of Cushenberry should go a long way toward protecting second-year quarterback Drew Lock in 2020 and beyond.

From RotoBaller

Apr 24 8:50pm ET

The Denver Broncos used their second-round pick on Penn State wide receiver K.J. Hamler at pick No. 46. This is an interesting pick, as the Broncos used their first-round pick on Jerry Jeudy, so they have clearly made it a priority to add weapons for quarterback Drew Lock. At 5-foot-9, Hamler doesn't boast elite size, but he is an explosive route runner with good quickness. He'll enter his rookie season third on the depth chart behind Courtland Sutton and Jeudy. Hamler can be a threat down the field eventually, but he'll be more of a dynasty/keeper asset right off the bat.

From RotoBaller

Mar 16 6:30pm ET

The Denver Broncos are signing center Graham Glasgow to a four-year, $44 million deal on Monday. The deal includes $26 million in guarantees. Glasgow will help solidify the team's center spot in 2020 and beyond. The 27-year-old has started 58 of his 62 games for the Lions in the first four seasons of his career and should be an upgrade over what Denver has used at the position recently. Upgrading the offensive line is a huge priority as they look to protect second-year quarterback Drew Lock.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 02-Sep-2019: DEN - On IR
  • 18-Jul-2019: DEN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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